Los Angeles, CA – 05/13/2013 – A new study inthe journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has shown thatexercise may lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer by breaking down estrogen.
Observational studies have shown for a long timean association between lowered breast cancer risk and increased exercise, butso far there is little information as to why. The new study is the first toshow how aerobic exercise influences the way the body breaks down estrogen toproduce more “good” metabolites.
391 healthy premenopausal women who ledsedentary lifestyles; 179 of them were put in a control group where they justkept living a sedentary lifestyle, while 212 were placed in an exercise groupwhere they did 30 minutes of aerobic exercises (moderate to vigorous level,such as running on a treadmill or using the elliptical machine) five days aweek for four months. Of all the women in the study, 78 percent of those fromthe exercise group and 86 percent of those from the control group completed thestudy.
If you remain active performing regular exercises regimen, you are better able to keep a healthy weight. This one achievement alone can lower your risk of having breast cancer no matter which age or genetic make-up one has. The women are consistently advised to aim for ½ hour of moderate exercises on most days of the week. One should always try to include weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging or light aerobics that have extra benefits of keeping the bones and joints stronger and healthier.
Various studies, till date, suggest a little decrease in risks of invasive breast cancer for woman who eats a low-fat diet. The effect is humble and hence, it is a good thought to eat a low-fat diet anyways because it would reduce the risks of other diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. A low-fat diet also can assist maintaining healthy weight that, in turn, helps the woman in taking steps toward breast cancer prevention.
Women are repeatedly advised that ‘early detection is the better protection’. Early detection is very essential if the woman has been diagnosed with breast cancer, but this may not go same as prevention. Despite all the chaos about breast cancer being one of the dangerous killers of women in the world today, it is frustrating that most women still do not take proper care towards protecting them from this dreadful condition.
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